Monthly Archives: July 2012

The draft national food plan, putting corporate hunger first

By Nicholas Rose, Griffith University and Michael Croft, James Cook University The Federal Government released on Tuesday the green paper for Australia’s first-ever National Food Plan. According to Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig, this plan “will ensure Australia has a sustainable, … Continue reading

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The weakness of great nations

22 July 2012 Norman Pagett writes: We Brits were once the greatest nation on Earth, Germany tried it for a while, France, Spain, Rome, Greece , Egypt, there’s been a slow procession of Greatest Nations down the ages, each has … Continue reading

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Stockton bankruptcy, is this the future of cities?

Norman Pagett 5 July 2012 Do not condemn the good burghers of Stockton, to quote Paul Krugman, a Nobel prizewinner for economics: ‘”my spending pays my neighbours wages, and his spending pays my wages”. A statement of mind-bending flat-earth nonsense. … Continue reading

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Human health: return of the four horsemen?

Guy McPherson 2 July 2012 In the arena of human health, living in the post-industrial Stone Age will force us to deal with the biblical Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. And I’m not thinking metaphorically. During the time of Christ, … Continue reading

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